glint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glint be shiny, as if wet "His eyes were glistening"
    • v glint throw a glance at; take a brief look at "She only glanced at the paper","I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
    • n glint a spatially localized brightness
    • n glint a momentary flash of light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glint glĭnt A glimpse, glance, or gleam. "He saw a glint of light."
    • v. t Glint To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.
    • v. t Glint To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glint To shine; gleam; glance; show suddenly, as a gleam of light or a flash of lightning, or an objeet appearing and disappearing.
    • glint To glance; turn the eyes.
    • glint To glance aside; pass by.
    • glint To pass quickly or suddenly, like a gleam of light.
    • glint To reflect in glints or flashes.
    • glint To cast; throw; put aside.
    • n glint A gleam; a shimmer of light, as through a chink; a flash, as of lightning.
    • n glint A glimpse; a momentary view.
    • glint Slippery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Glint glint to shine, gleam:
    • v.t Glint to reflect
    • n Glint a gleam
    • v.i Glint glint (Burns) to move quickly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glenten,. Cf. Glance (v. i.) Glitter (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Scand.; Old Dan. glinte, to shine.

Usage

In literature:

Shann caught the glint of eyes in a furred mask; it was either Taggi or his mate.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
I could see it by the glint in his eyes, and hear it in his voice.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
They gie ye a glint o' their een, an' syne whaur are ye?
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
There was a hard glint in his eyes.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
They had a yellow glint and narrowed in the light.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
His eyes glinted sparks of fire.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The knitter's needles glinted in the sunshine.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Before he was halfway down the stump he had caught the glint of twenty pairs of eyes.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Head and front of them all was Hito, fat and shining, with glinting pig's eyes.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The trip across the Soruna Kran was uneventful, and Musa finally saw the glint of the Eastern Sea.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
The opening lines seemed to him like glints from a bright cold crystal.
"Americans All" by Various
He wud 'a know'd the glint o' this niggur's eyes as I wud his'n.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Malone thought he detected a strange glint in the other man's eye.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
His eyes glinted dangerously.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
A glint of Jane's white frock could be seen behind a guelder rose near the fountain.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
The glint of her splendid hair made a crown around her head.
"The Other Side of the Door" by Lucia Chamberlain
Her hair was deep brown, nearly black, save where the light showed a tinge of red, a glint of gold.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Way down in the valley a bright light glinted.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
For a moment they glinted in the sun, then flashed a mellow path beneath the waves which leaped to meet them.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Knowles listened without comment, his leathery face stolid, but his eyes glinting.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
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In poetry:

Saft her smile raise like Mary morning,
Glinting owre Demait's brow:
Sweet! wi' opening charms adorning
Strevlin's lovely plain below!
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Then I got a glint o' ane o' his horns
Ow'r my shuider at the richt;
But I steekit my een, an' I hung my heid,
To keep awa' that sicht.
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
An' the glint o' a smile wud quaver athort
The sleepin cheek sae broun,
An' a tear atween the ee-lids wud stert,
An' whiles rin fairly doun.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
Sweet is the glint alang the West
When o'er braid Corsencon's steep heicht
The simmer sun sinks into rest,
An' Nith lies glowin' in his licht.
"The Muirlan' Lassie" by Alexander Anderson
But ne'er did glancin' sunbeams glint,
An' owre thy dancin' waters play
Mair bricht, than whan to "Bothwell Brig"
We teuk the road ae Sabbath day.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
Then, blushing to a fairer tint
Than waves might ever hope to catch,
"I see," she cried, "a lovely print;
But surely I can never match
This lily glint!
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

From where he lay in the drifting, battered lifeboat, Julian Bravo could see the fat American tourists leaning over the ship's railings eleven decks up, the lenses of their cameras and camcorders glinting in the Bahamian morning sun.
INTERVIEWS The xx Go Underwater in Gray, Glinting ' Chained ' Video.
A word drops into the mist like a child's ball into high grass where it remains intermittently visible, seductively flashing and glinting until the gold bursts are revealed to be simply field buttercups.
Comedian Joan Rivers took the stage of Café Istanbul in the New Orleans Healing Center on Tuesday night wearing a silver-sequined wrap that glinted in the spotlights like a Cuisinart blade.
SIX WRITHING LEGS GLINT LIKE copper in the strong New Mexico sun.
The prose of David Foster Wallace -- transcendent, hyper, glinting, overstuffed -- made me fantasize about the universe spotting me 40 extra IQ points.
NASA reports that a curious glint in the Red Planet's soil has briefly halted Mars rover scooping operations for a close-up investigation.
Mars rover spots bright glint .
INTERVIEWS The xx Go Underwater in Gray, Glinting 'Chained' Video.
Sometimes you catch an odd glint of light, see a colorful rainbow or spot a hazy mirage in the distance.
There is a glint of John Brown in the eyes of the Rev.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – With a glint of laughter in his voice, Dave Cade of Howard Lake is a businessman who gives off an air of approachability, despite his impressive 6-foot-6.5-inch stance.
Gold grills glint on his teeth.
A stomp, a roar, a glint of blade-like teeth, and a tidy resolution: what more could dinosaur lovers ask for.
The Federal Reserve's latest " beige book," a summary of economic indicators from around the country, shows "a few more glints of hope" that the economy is stabilizing, reports The New York Times.
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In science:

The 52 candidates identified with these three criteria were visually inspected using separate images and photometry available for each of the four SDWFS epochs, and 20 were classified as artifacts due to glints, cosmic rays, diffraction spikes, or muxbleed trails from bright stars.
Ultracool Field Brown Dwarf Candidates Selected at 4.5 microns
Optical transients, dearest to our heart but rather discouraging: Shamir and Nemiroff (2006, one satellite glint); Kulkarni and Rau (2006), a “dense foreground fog” of active M dwarfs54 .
Astrophysics in 2006
The sea-surface glint is the bright (white) patch to the lower-left of center of the Earth.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Instead, we propose to exploit the linear polarization generated by Rayleigh scattering in the planet’s atmosphere and specular reflection (glint) from its ocean to study Earth-like extrasolar planets.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Williams & Gaidos (2004) and Gaidos et al. (2006) examined the unpolarized variability of the sea-surface glint from an Earth-like extrasolar planet.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Stam & Hovenier (2006) independently examined the observability of the polarized signatures of an Earth-like extrasolar planet, including Rayleigh scattering and sea-surface glint.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Specularly reflected light, or glint, from an ocean surface may provide a useful observational tool for studying extrasolar terrestrial planets.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Twice the difference between the s- and p-components of linear polarization (dashed line) is anti-correlated with the total reflectance, because clouds increase the total reflectance while attenuating the two mechanisms for polarization, glint from the ocean and Rayleigh scattering of the clear atmosphere.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
In the proposed technique for imaging extrasolar planets, the glint acts like the localized spot of the laser beam, and the rotation of the planet under the glint serves much the same purpose as the scanning of the laser beam.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
The polarization of the glint allows one to isolate it from the less-polarized reflection from other regions on the surface, and from the nearly-unpolarized star light scattered in the telescope optics.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
Detection of sea-surface glints would differentiate ocean-bearing terrestrial planets, i.e. those similar to Earth, from other terrestrial extrasolar planets.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
The brightness and degree of polarization of both sea-surface glints and atmospheric Rayleigh scattering are strong functions of the phase angle of the extrasolar planet (see McCullough 2007).
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
The difference of the two orthogonal linearly polarized reflectances may be an important observational signature of Rayleigh scattering or glint.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
The difference attributable to glint peaks in crescent phase, and in crescent phase the total (unpolarized) reflectance of the glint also is maximized.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
This perfect match makes it extremely unlikely to be a chance alignment of the star with a satellite glint or any other phenomenon, be it natural of artificial.
Two New Cataclysmic Variables in Lyra
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